Depending on who you ask, Bitcoin is either the greatest innovation of our time or a massive bubble, ready to burst at any moment. The champions of both sides (investors and entrepreneurs on one, bankers and authorities on the other) have one thing in common – they have a horse in the race. Neither side can be wholly trusted, and as usual, the truth is more than likely … [Read more...] about Cryptophobia: A Discussion
By now, we’ve all heard of cryptocurrencies, but relatively few people own them, and even fewer understand them. This article tries to demystify cryptocurrencies.The idea of cryptocurrency is tough to grasp because the idea is new on many levels. It’s this fairy cake mix of novel computer science, cutting-edge social engineering technologies, novel tradeable instruments, … [Read more...] about What is a Cryptocurrency?
Edge (formerly known as Airbitz) launched their new multicurrency wallet in February. We take a closer look and ask if the right wallet could lead to widespread crypto adoption. Crypto is Flying In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Fast forward 10 years and a plethora of cryptocurrencies have followed in its wake. Blockchain technology has certainly got … [Read more...] about Can the Right Wallet Lead to Widespread Adoption of Crypto?
Blockchain technology is causing a stir around the world because it has the potential to fundamentally change the way we perceive and interact with our money. You may think that this is a bold claim, but when you consider that most of economics is centered around trust and minimizing uncertainty, and that blockchain technology grants the individual autonomy over their funds, … [Read more...] about What’s so Important About Blockchain?
Last year, 2017, saw a mammoth rise in new companies using Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to launch. Selling tokens during ICOs is like selling shares in a business, but unlike the stock market, the company’s founder doesn’t relinquish any ownership rights. Instead, investors receive digital currency or tokens that they hope will increase in value, as they did with bitcoins, … [Read more...] about Are Airdrops the New ICOs?
Bitcoin has been around for a while now. Since 2009, in fact. As usage has increased, issues have arisen such as scalability and rising transaction fees. These issues are being addressed by developers, but even with these issues, Bitcoin is exceptionally important technology.In this article, I’m going to give you a quick rundown of how Bitcoin works, and why it’s so … [Read more...] about Why Bitcoin is so Important
Pretty much all the world has heard of bitcoin and other altcoins, like Ether, by now. Anyone who has ever bought bitcoin will also have a searchable public address. Don’t worry, no-one knows your name or address, it’s just a series of numbers and letters that identifies your wallet, not you. It is a public distributed ledger after all.What’s funny about that is you can see … [Read more...] about Is Your Bitcoin Address on This List?